8 Popular Makeup Brands in India

Popular Makeup Brands in India

Long gone are those days when makeup was intimidating for Indians. Though Indians still have whimsical thoughts and myths regarding makeup, but the no of those have reduced a lot in these last few years. Unlike previous times, there are a lot of Makeup Brands in India to choose from. However, using a good makeup brand is very important in order to avoid various skin hazards. Along with the Indian makeup brands, the International brands are well accepted and widely used in India.

So here are 8 makeup brands both Indian and International that Indians are fond of –


8 Popular Makeup Brands in India 


1. Lakme:

Lakme is the first Indian makeup brands which introduced cosmetics in India. This Indian makeup brand owned by Hindustan Unilever,broke the disillusionment about makeup in India. Hence it became one of the most used makeup brands in India. Best thing about Lakmne is that it provides quality and trustworthy products at an affordable price. Lakme does not only produce makeup and skin care products but it has a great impact in the world of fashion too. It is the title holder of a bio-annual renouned fashion event Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) in Mumbai, India.

Eminent Indian actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shradhha Kapoor being the face of Lakme, it is inspiring Indian women for over 50 years now. They have a great variety of products from lipsticks to eye makeup, foundation to skin nourishing cremes and so on.

The star products of Lakme are –

a) Lakme Iconic Kajal has been one of the favourite kohl pencil of Indian women as it is budget friendly and it does exactly what it claims – a smudgeproof dark kohl to intensify the eyes and make it more expressive.

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b) Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lip color is from their 9 to 5 range which is suitable for everyone,specially for office goers, who needs a long lasting makeup on an everyday basis.

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c) Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is very lightweight on the skin and is perfect for everyday use.

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2. L’oreal:

This French cosmetics brand is an absolute favourite of  both class and mass people. It is one of the largest cosmetics brands with 4 subsidiaries such as Maybelline, NYX, Lancome, Garnier. L’oreal has a diverse range of products on hair, skin care, makeup, perfume and so on.

Most prominent L’oreal products are-

a) L’oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Liquid Foundation gives a long lasting finish and comes with a diverse range of shades.

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b) L’oreal Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder is a matte finish compact which is affordable and suitable for Indian skin tones

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c)L’oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick add a gorgeous touch on the lips with its exotic shades and texture.



3. Maybelline New York:

This American makeup brand has earned name for itself right after its launch in India and since then people cant take their hands off this brand. Maybelline, a subsidiary of  L’oreal, has launched a whole lot of reliable and budget friendly products in India.

The best ones from Maybelline are –

a) Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation is an out and out favourite affordable foundation of Indians.

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b)Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara has been a bestseller product in various online stores and those who are in the lookout for a good long lasting mascara,they should try this one.

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c)Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner is an amazing waterproof gel eyeliner which is long lasting and comes with an applicator brush as well.

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4. Oriflame:

In a mass sensitive market like India, Oriflame has surely held it’s head high  for a long time in India. As the tagline of this Swedish company says – “Your Dream,Our Inspiration”, it is inspiring and adorning people irrespective of gender and age.they have an array products such as skin care, makeup, perfume.

Popular products from Oriflame are –

a) Oriflame Very Me Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow works great as a highlighter which gives a subtle glow to the face.

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b) Oriflame Optimals Skin Youth Day & Night Cream soothes the skin and makes it more youthful


5. Avon:

We all must have been seeing our mothers using Avon and passing it to us as well. It is one of those successful Makeup Brands in India which has gained popularity through trustworthy and standard products.

Products that one should try from Avon are –


a) Avon Glimmestick Eyeliner is a  another great product  which is a smudgeproof eye pencil in an affordable price

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b) Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick is full of rich color which is very pigmented and moisturizes the lips as it has Vit E,Omega 3 and shea butter.

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6. Revlon:

With the motto of making women more beautiful  and confident, another popular name in this category has to be Revlon. It is a widespread and one of the best Makeup Brands in India. Best thing about Revlon is that inspite of being in Indian market for such a long time, it keeps experimenting and launching new products.

They have an impressive collection of quality products like –

a)Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer is great primer to start the makeup with.

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b) Revlon Colorbust Matte Balm is a crayon matte lipstick in an affordable price.

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c) Revlon Highlighting Palette is a great highlighting palette to add that beautiful shimmer and glow to the face.

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7: Colorbar:

Launched on 2005 in India, Colorbar has received lots of love and appreciation within this short span of  time. They never fail to come up with their innovative, feminine and oh-so-beautiful products. Our fondness for this brand has made it win several awards like  Retailer Of The Year Award 2017, Femina Beauty Award for the Best Primer (Colorbar Perfect Match Primer ) 2017, Femina Beauty Award for the Best Nail Paint (Colorbar Exclusive Nail Pain ) 2017, Elle Award for the Colorbar Shimmer Bar ( 2009-2010 ), Cheek Illusion Blush ( 2013 & 2015 ), Glitterati Top Coat ( 2014 ), Just Smoky Kajal ( 2015 ), Deep Matt Lip Crème ( 2015 ), Popai Oma Award ( 2015 ), Images Most Admired Beauty Brand ( 2013 ), Star Retailer Award ( 2011 ) and many more.

the award wining products are –

a) Colorbar Just Smokey Eye Pencil is a great kohl which gives definition to the eyes and a it is also a better option to achieve a smokey eye look.

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b) colorbar perfect match primer is one of the best primers available in India which won lots of hearts and award as well.

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c) Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick is one of the most affordable matte lipsticks which gives a long lasting matte finish look and reliable for everyday use.

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8: MAC:

Now who doesn’t know about mac! Inspired by the fact that makeup is an art, this brand Makeup Art Cosmetics has created a remarkable change in the world of art, culture, makeup and fashion. Starting as a professional brand for makeup artists, this high end brand is now sold to over 105 countries in the world including India. Part of Estee Lauder companies, MAC has taken great initiaves like Viva Glam campaign to fight against HIV AIDS. MAC is meant for all kind of sex, race and age. It’s a cruelty free brand that defines art,beauty,culture,creativity and individuality of  one’s self .

The trendsetter product of  MAC are –

a) Mac Studio Fix Pre+ Prime is a hydrating lightweight face mist to give a perfect base and even to finish makeup.

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b) Mac Retro Matte Lipstick in the shade Rooby Woo is an altime favourite matte lipstick for the makeup lovers.

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c) Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation with SPF 15 is a matte finish foundation for almost every skin tone which no wonder we love.

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Our list of popular Makeup Brands in India contained all the well known and trusted cosmetics available. Also have a look at 6 Natural Ways To Remove Makeup.

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Samprity Ganguly
Samprity Ganguly
Being an introvert, she loves to express her thoughts through writing, hence she got "letsgetdressed" as a platform to air her thoughts. From skin care & beauty to contemporary fashion, she loves to explore and write about them. She is a musicophile, an amateur singer, keen content writer and a student too. You can contact her at [email protected] Follow her at Instagram: @samprity_sg18

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